When our temperatures dropped drastically, I was always walking around the house with a sweater.
I couldn’t believe how cold it was, but I refused to turn up the thermostat.
I didn’t want to use the furnace as much as we wanted to. I wanted to conserve energy, not just to save money, but also to help the environment. Then we had a huge snowstorm that dropped almost two feet of snow on our house. For the first time in a month and a half, I didn’t need to wear the sweater. Even though temperatures were well below freezing, our home was warmer than it had been since summer ended. My husband said the snow was helping to insulate the house. I wanted to know if it wouldn’t be easier to just put more and better insulation into the house, instead of waiting for snow to do it for us. He gave me a quizzical look and asked me if I had any idea how much insulating a house could cost? Frankly, I didn’t care about the cost of insulation. I was wondering how much money we would have saved on the heating we were allowing to go out through the roof. We would have probably saved on wear and tear of the furnace, and been able to lower the thermostat. I wish he would think with his head sometime. He is so busy trying to fix the here and now that he forgets about the future. Yesterday, he came to me and told me he was going to purchase insulation this spring. He was wondering if I would call our son and see if he would help install it.